On This Day: February 9

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting F1 tornado was confirmed on February 9, 1990, in Madison County, MS. One person was killed and four injured in a mobile home destroyed seven miles east of Canton. A frame home had roof damage. Numerous trees were blown down, with a few trees falling on homes. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

February 9, 1937: A possible F2 tornado destroyed a farm house and a barn 2 miles North of Eufaula, AL. “Cattle were killed in the barn and debris was spread for acres.” Three people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

February 9, 2017: An EF2 tornado tracked for 10.6 miles across rural portions of Bulloch and Effingham counties in Georgia. Extensive tree damage occurred, and a few mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. There were seven injuries. Source

A mobile home that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Charleston.
A trailer that was swept away. Photo via NWS Charleston.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A major ice storm affected the Mississippi Delta area on February 9, 1994. This ice caused 95-foot tall steel transmission towers with 42-inch concrete bases to collapse. Engineers estimated the lines would have held up to 39 tons of ice. As much as 6″ of ice accretion occurred. Source. 

Ice accretion map via NWS Jackson.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1998, Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1944, Alice Walker, American writer whose novels, short stories, and poems are noted for their insightful treatment of African American culture, was born in Eatonton, Georgia. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1971, 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1959, Mercury Records released ‘White Lightning’ by George Jones, which became the first No.1 single of his career. In his 1997 autobiography, I Lived To Tell It All, Jones mentions the fact that the recording process of ‘White Lightning’ was extremely lengthy after he arrived for the recording session under the influence of a great deal of alcohol and it took him approximately 80 takes just to record his vocals. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau, now called the National Weather Service.

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